Performance Rights Act and Radio Freedom Act

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There are currently two bills pending in Congress that would levy a performance tax on local radioH.R.848, sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (MI-14) and S.379, sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT). Your members of Congress need to hear that you strongly oppose these bills.

Additionally, anti-performance tax resolutions have been introduced in the House and Senate in support of local radio. In the Senate, Sens. Blanche Lincoln (AR) and John Barrasso (WY) introduced S. Con. Res. 14, and in the House, Reps. Gene Green (TX-29) and Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced H. Con. Res. 49. Both are known as the Local Radio Freedom Act. Many members of Congress already support local radio and resolutions against the performance tax. Others still need to hear your voice.

Take action now!

Neither Texas senator supports S. Con. Res. 14, the Local Radio Freedom Act. Tell them how you feel.

The following Texas representatives support H. Con. Res. 49, the Local Radio Freedom Act:

  • Brady, Kevin
  • Burgess, Michael
  • Conaway, Mike
  • Carter, John
  • Culberson, John
  • Cuellar, Henry
  • Edwards, Chet
  • Granger, Kay
  • Green, Al
  • Green, Gene
  • Hinojosa, Rubén
  • Hall, Ralph
  • Marchant, Kenny
  • McCaul, Michael
  • Neugebauer, Randy
  • Olson, Pete
  • Ortiz, Solomon
  • Paul, Ron
  • Poe, Ted
  • Reyes, Silvestre
  • Sessions, Pete
  • Thornberry, Mac